A Matter Of Definitions

I'm an English teacher and I love to create small stories to explain various items of vocabulary. So here's a little vignette to explain various meanings of the word tattoo. Have fun finding them.

Ivor begged her to work quickly. The bugle would soon be sounding out calling, the men back to barracks. A deep melancholy filled his heart at the thought of leaving her. But orders were orders and there was no escaping them. They were going back to Edinburgh. This time next week they'd be parading in front of thousands at the castle's showpiece event. He doubted he'd ever be back; surely she knew that too. It had been beautiful while it lasted but tomorrow all that would remain, was her name etched indelibly onto his skin and in his heart.


You actually prompted me to go to my dictionary...bravo! lol...I really enjoyed this. I didn't realize how many different meanings for 'tattoo' there were. You covered them all seamlessly! Great read.

12 September 2009 at 14:13  

Loved the idea of how you did this as well as the actual piece :)

12 September 2009 at 15:32  

Your students are lucky to have you. They are going to learn so much from you! This was beautiful and loved the use of indelibly instead of tattoo... bravo!!

13 September 2009 at 21:52  

I do love a bit of word play! Nicely done.

13 September 2009 at 23:32  

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